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Construction almost complete

The summer campus renewal construction project is finally nearing completion; however, there are still a few elements that need to be finished. According to Mark Dettweiler, manager of facilities and planning for physical plant and planning, the main area where work still needs to be done is around Mid Campus Drive. There is some landscaping that needs to be completed, […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Supporting women in KW

For the past 26 years the Waterloo Region has taken part in the annual Take Back the Night march, which raises awareness about violence towards women. This year the walk took place on Thursday Sept. 24 when women gathered from across the area to walk from Brewmeister Green in Waterloo to the Victoria Park Pavilion in Kitchener, to take a […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Program funds university research

Last Wednesday Minister of State (Science and Technology) Gary Goodyear announced $159 million in funding for Canada Research Chairs (CRC). A total of 181 chair positions were either awarded or renewed at 45 Canadian universities. Laurier scientists Mark Eys and Ashley Ward were among those newly appointed as tier two chairs. Each scientist will receive $100,000 annually and will hold […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Walk for mental health

Nearly 500 people participated in the second annual Minds in Motion KW Walking Classic on Sept. 27, which aims to raise awareness about mental health. “Why not put together mental health support [by] bringing it out of the shadows with a big event?” said Susan Lewis, race chair for Minds in Motion. The event featured a five and 10 km […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

Ontario prepared for H1N1 pandemic

During a media phone interview on Sept. 24, chief medical officer of health for Ontario Dr. Arlene King addressed public concerns regarding the upcoming flu season, the H1N1 strain and the province’s pandemic plan. With the spread of H1N1 across the globe, Canada has had time to adapt its response plan for pandemics to this specific virus. “Based on the […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Master plan seeks student input

The Wilfrid Laurier University Master Plan will be publicly released today, providing current students with their first real look at how Laurier is set to grow over the next 25 years. “It’s a snapshot into the future of what the campus might look like given growth and given the passage of time,” said Laurier president Max Blouw. “It’s a redevelopment […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Clinic for injured musicians expands

The Guidonian Therapy Clinic in Uptown Waterloo held an open house on Friday, welcoming their clients and the community to re-launch the newly expanded clinic. Guidonian offers highly focused therapy, treating injuries that musicians suffer as a result of the strain of playing their instruments. All of the staff members are musically trained, ensuring that they are able to fully […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·

G20 meets in U.S.

Instead of rolling out the red carpet, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania literally shut down to host, or more accurately accommodate, last week’s G20 summit. From Sept. 24 to 25, the city welcomed numerous global heavyweights, the anticipated slew of protestors, and thousands of additional riot police who had to be called in for backup. American President Barack Obama chaired this summit, which […]

by Cord Import· · National ·

Student asked not to “stilt” on campus

Last Wednesday evening around 8 p.m. Wilfrid Laurier University student Evan Sharp was powerbocking in the new quad area on campus when he was told to immediately stop by a member of Laurier Special Constable Services. Powerbocking involves using spring loaded stilts that enhance a person’s ability to run fast and jump high. “I’m always looking for new places to […]

by Cord Import· · Campus ·

Social justice through art

The week-long Expressions of Social Justice Film and Arts Festival got underway on Sept. 25 with the screening of the movie Waltz with Bashir. Proceeds from this year’s festival support the Family Violence Program (FVP) of Waterloo Region. “In general we’re trying to promote any social justice cause, whether it be labour rights, peace, anti-war or women’s rights,” said Matthew […]

by Cord Import· · Local ·